Our teeth are strong. In fact, the enamel coating your teeth is the hardest substances in the human body. Unfortunately, our teeth are still vulnerable to damage through trauma or tooth decay. When this occurs, our teeth become susceptible to infection that, if left untreated, may require the extraction of the tooth. In order to protect compromised teeth, your Austin dentist offers durable and esthetically pleasing porcelain crowns to protect and preserve your teeth.
What is a Dental Crown?
A crown is a cap that fits completely over the visible portion of an affected tooth. Crowns return a damaged tooth to full function and appearance, preserving the remaining tooth structure while preventing further decay or infection. We understand the importance of a patient’s appearance, which is why we work hard to ensure your crown looks completely natural.
Benefits of Porcelain Crowns
Porcelain has unique translucent properties similar to natural tooth enamel. This allows your dental crowns to match your surrounding teeth. Dental porcelain is also durable and, in many cases, crowns can last for several decades. Crowns can be used for a variety of services, including:
- Repairing broken teeth
- Replacing missing teeth in bridge and dental implant procedures
- Masking permanent stains
- Restoring teeth damaged from decay and infection
Receiving a Porcelain Crown
Placing a porcelain crown typically involves two visits. During the first visit, we will remove any decay and prepare your tooth to receive the crown. Next, she will take precise measurements and a dental impression. These materials will be sent to a special off-site lab where our expert ceramist will craft your new restorations. In the meantime, you may be outfitted with a temporary crown. During the next visit, we will check the fit of your new porcelain crown. Finally, using a powerful boding agent, she will place your porcelain crown.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Austin Dentist
Our Austin dentistry team look forward to helping you and your family enjoy happy, healthy smiles. To schedule an appointment, please contact us at (512) 549-4069. Our Austin dentist office proudly provides preventive, restorative, cosmetic, and laser dentistry to families in Austin, Round Rock, and surrounding communities.